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Vakkaru Maldives Elevates Culinary Excellence with Executive Chef Nishantha Vithanage

  • 8th Feb 2024
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Vakkaru Maldives Elevates Culinary Excellence with Executive Chef Nishantha Vithanage

Nestled within the pristine beauty of Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vakkaru Maldives is excited to welcome aboard Nishantha Vithanage as the new Executive Chef. With an illustrious career peppered with global culinary achievements, Chef Nishantha is set to elevate the resort's dining experience, promising to take guests on unparalleled gastronomic journeys.

Culinary Innovation at Every Plate

Chef Nishantha's vision encompasses the full spectrum of Vakkaru Maldives' dining offerings, from gourmet à la carte menus and lively buffets to personalized private dining experiences. His stewardship extends to the resort's organic farm and wine cellar, where he aims to fuse innovative culinary concepts with the authentic flavors of the Maldives, enriched by international flair.

A Journey of Culinary Excellence

Having honed his skills at some of the world's most prestigious resorts across Sri Lanka and the Maldives, including the Hilton Colombo and the Ritz Carlton Maldives, Chef Nishantha's expertise in menu development, kitchen management, and culinary innovation aligns perfectly with Vakkaru's mission to exceed guest expectations. His commitment to using fresh, seasonal ingredients promises new and exciting dining experiences with a unique Maldivian twist.

Chef Nishantha's Vision for Vakkaru

"I am honored to join the Vakkaru family and contribute to its legacy of culinary distinction,"

says Chef Nishantha. His enthusiasm for crafting bespoke culinary experiences aims to enchant guests at the resort’s six restaurants, ensuring every meal becomes a memorable part of their stay.

About Vakkaru Maldives

Awarded as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort, Vakkaru Maldives offers a sanctuary of timeless luxury and natural beauty. A short seaplane journey from Velana International Airport unveils a world of breathtaking vistas, soft white-sand beaches, and 113 elegantly designed villas. The resort boasts six exquisite dining venues, two bars, a wine cellar, the overwater Merana Spa, and a wealth of activities including luxury yachts and coral adoption programs, ensuring an unforgettable escape for every guest.


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